Why This Hasid Was Right To Flip the Bird to Kapparot Protester

Jay Michaelson believes kapparot is a superstitious practice that has no place in modern Judaism. But he explains why many who protest the chicken-swinging rite are just as close-minded as the fundamentalists they decry.


What a Catholic Mom Wants the Pope To Learn from Her Rabbi Daughter

Catholic mom Cindy Skrzycki has a message for Pope Francis: She wants him to reform the Church’s policy on female ordination — by taking a lesson from her rabbi daughter.


As Pope Francis Approaches, Look How Far Jewish-Catholic Relations Have Come

The Catholic Church’s teaching about Jews often had tragic consequences for Jewish communities. But that all changed fifty years ago — and, as Pope Francis approaches, David Fox Sandmel reminds us why.


Think France’s Jews and Muslims Are Natural Enemies? Think Again.

If you think Jews and Muslims in France are inevitable enemies, think again. Ethan Katz recalls a time when they were allies, friends and lovers — and explains why we rarely see them that way today.


The Problem With Jewish Pope Envy

EDITORIAL: American Jews love Pope Francis. But is that because he truly champions issues we care about — or because he reminds us of the type of leader we wish we had among our own ranks?

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